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Razors Edge (Rm)

Ac/Dc Audio CD
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1. Thunderstruck
2. Fire Your Guns
3. Moneytalks
4. The Razors Edge
5. Mistress For Christmas
6. Rock Your Heart Out
7. Are You Ready
8. Got You By The Balls
9. Shot Of Love
10. Lets Make It
11. Goodbye & Good Riddance To Bad Luck
12. If You Dare

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At the dawn of the 1990's, AC/DC were re-grouping and getting ready for a new generation. Produced by hard rock guru Bruce Fairbairn with all songs written by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. Features the classics Thunderstruck; Moneytalks; Are You Ready , and more!

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5.0 out of 5 stars **** - an underrated early-90s gem June 19 2004
Format:Audio CD
After the magnificent peak of "Back In Black", it seemed that AC/DC had spent their muse. Their creative slump through the 80s came to an end, though, as they delivered this superb gem in September 1990.
"The Razors Edge" was a sizable hit, although not as big as it deserved, and it is filled with the kind of memorable, catchy and unapologetically silly rock n' roll that made "Black In Black" such a tremendous album.
From the menacing title song through the melodious (and surprisingly big) hit singles "Thunderstruck", "Are You Ready" and "Moneytalks", to the silly "Mistress For Christmas", this record doesn't have a single weak track. Even the lesser-known album tracks, such as "Shot Of Love", "If You Dare" and "Let's Make It" are more than worth a listen, and rarely has any rock band put together such a great collection of songs...tune for tune, riff for riff, this is better than most hard rock bands' greatest hits-collections.
The title, by the way, is a quote from a 1988 interview with Keith Richards.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best AC/DC albums Dec 15 2003
Format:Audio CD
There are three types of AC/DC songs: the killers, the rockers, and the B-sides. The Razors Edge has two killers: Thunderstruck and Fire Your Guns. If a "Best of AC/DC" album is made some day, both of these songs have to be on it. They are as good as anything on Back in Black.
There are seven rockers: Moneytalks, The Razors Edge, Rock Your Heart Out, Are You Ready, Shot of Love, Let's Make It, and If You Dare. Every one of these songs will make you nod your head up and down as you listen. They aren't as potent as the killers, but they're close enough.
The remaining three songs --- Mistress for Christmas, Got You By the Balls, Goodbye and Good Riddance to Bad Luck --- are B-sides. All three are pretty good (there's no bad song on this album), but none of them have a good enough guitar riff to measure up to the rest of the album.
This remastered disc sounds great. The drums and bass are as clear as the guitars, which is a nice change. (On too many rock albums, the bass is pushed way back until you can barely hear it.) The disc comes with a little full-color booklet that describes the circumstances under which the album was written and recorded. Overall, this is a great AC/DC album, far better than I expected. I bought it just to hear Thunderstruck over and over, but I like the whole thing. If you're into AC/DC, you'll love this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Uh Oh. . .I've Been Thunderstruck! Oct. 5 2003
Format:Audio CD
After the straight-shooting classic that was "Back in Black," AC/DC had a bumpy ride for much of the 1980s. They continued to release solid albums, but their sales began to dip after 1981's "For Those About to Rock We Salute You." But 1990 was the year the Australian boys reclaimed the hard rock throne with their tough album "The Razors Edge" (hold the apostrophe). That record blasted to Number Two and went multiplatinum in a year when folks like MC Hammer dominated the charts. Produced by the late Bruce Fairbairn (who also worked with Bon Jovi, Poison, and Aerosmith), "The Razors Edge" may not be a classic, but it roars with energy and spunk. Like any AC/DC record, this CD revolves around three themes: sex, drugs (with booze), and rock and roll. The hits on this CD are the rousing "Thunderstruck" and the top 40 hit "Moneytalks," but other killer cuts are the funny "Got You By the Balls," "Are You Ready," the ever-festive "Mistress for Christmas," and "Fire Your Guns." Like Robert John "Mutt" Lange, Fairbairn's production is a bit on the polished side, but it doesn't compromise AC/DC's sound. Angus Young's guitar still rocks, and Brian Johnson's bark continues to roar in all its shrill glory. I'm not a metalhead by any means, but I know a good album when I hear one. "The Razors Edge" is just that.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rock your heart out Sept. 12 2003
Format:Audio CD
Earlier this year I rediscovered AC/DC with their immortal classic "Back in Black". I am not a big metalhead that I once was just a decade ago back in high school. I really don't care for today's brand of hard rock. A lot of it I find contrived and pure drivel. Most hard rock bands won't last long as AC/DC has, nor will they have a lasting impact that the legendary Aussie band has over rock 'n roll music. I found a used copy of the remastered "Razor's Edge" today. I loved songs like "Thunderstruck", "Moneytalks" and "Are You Ready" back in high school and I still do to this day, so I had to buy this album. "Razor's Edge" may not be "Highway to Hell" (another AC/DC album I need to get) or "Back in Black" but it sure as heck a fun album to listen to. I almost forgot how much I loved "Are You Ready" with its sing along chorus from rhythmn guitarist Malcom Young and bassist Cliff Williams. An absolutely infectious hard rock song that just sticks into the listener's head permenantly. "Thunderstruck" is without a doubt one of the best songs that showcases Angus Young's undeniable guitar talents and a reminder to young and upcoming guitarists why he is still one of the best hard rock guitarists around. Like "Are You Ready", "MoneyTalks" is incredibly catchy with its sing-along chorus. I love that song to pieces. That song ranks right up there with "You Shook Me All Night Long" and "Highway to Hell" as one of the overall best AC/DC tracks around. AC/DC gets a lot of flack for sounding the same on each record but I see the band staying true to their bluesy hard rock sound and consistently putting out great rock and roll albums. So what if each album sounds alike? Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars Speedy Deliver, great Price, very happy Thank you!! CDavies --...
Speedy Deliver, great Price, good selection, very happy Thank you!! CDavies -- Vancouver, BC. PS Leafs suck, but so do the Canucks!!
Published 11 months ago by Courtenay Davies
4.0 out of 5 stars a classic
Great album!A must.If you've been abducted by aliens for the last 25 years and have returned to our lovely planet earth.Welcome! Put this album on and rock on! then take a shower. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Carlo Cosentino
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
Very good sound quality. It is always enjoyable to listen to old bands like this. This is definitely worth buying.
Published 22 months ago by Bruiser
5.0 out of 5 stars Get ready to be THUNDERSTRUCK!!
AC/DC'S THE RAZOR'S EDGE is one of their best albums and produced a #1 video on MuchMusic's countdown with Thunderstruck and topped the Canadian singles chart. Read more
Published on July 21 2006 by Vader
4.0 out of 5 stars As good as it gets without Bon Scott
I'm gonna give you the play by play on each song. It goes as follows:
1.Thunderstruck - Once Angus brings you intricate guitar work this song makes you wanna jump up and go... Read more
Published on June 1 2005 by tom funk
5.0 out of 5 stars Youve Been Thunderstruck!!
The Razors edge, released in 1990 is an absolutely awsome CD. I am a huge fan and have almost all of there albums and I will tell you this cd still ranks in the top 5. Read more
Published on Aug. 11 2004 by ken
5.0 out of 5 stars Razor's Edge - Brian at his bes
This CD may take a couple of listens but it is awesome Thunderstruck's one string rif is amazing Rock your Heart out is almost scary it is so good and are you ready is an imediate... Read more
Published on July 6 2004 by "willyoe4"
3.0 out of 5 stars The Razors Edge
Although AC/DC's popularity had decreased by the early '90s, the band still had a lot of life left in it. Read more
Published on June 12 2004 by Jacko Monteo
5.0 out of 5 stars one of ac/dc's best
at first i didn't know what to think of this cd. it dosen't sound a lot like the other ac/dc albums, but after a year of listening to it i have to say that works to it's... Read more
Published on May 10 2004 by C. Levijoki
5.0 out of 5 stars I've been.. Thunderstruck
Amazing album that starts off with one of AC/DC's all-time greatest songs "Thunderstruck." The remainder of the album does not approach the unmatched greatness of the... Read more
Published on May 3 2004 by Thomas Palmer
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